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Chester Times (Newspaper) - November 27, 1939, Chester, Pennsylvania LAST CITY EDITION Dally Leased Wire Reports ot United Press UP and News Service CHESTER PA MONDAY NOVEMBER 27 1939 FINNS DENY THEY FIRED ON SOVIET BORDER TROOPS Blame Russians Own Mortar Shells for ings Moscow Enraged Demands Withdrawal of Soldiers Helsingfors Debates Ultimatum Moscow Nov must withdraw troops from the viet frontier or we will throw them Russian workers and students declared today in resolutions adopted at mass meetings demanding stern action against the Finnish ists Reports from the Leningrad tary district indicated that the Red army was ready for action if the Finns fail to comply with Soviet de- mands A demonstration took place at the artillery headquarters in the grad district after which the troops approved a resolution declaring their readiness to strike at any moment We are ready to strike three de- blows for each provocative blow of the Finnish war said a typical resolution adopted by a Leningrad mass of workers and students The clowns managing the fate ot the Finnish people must be re- minded of the sad lot of the starred former rulers of Poland Throughout Moscow the scene was reminiscent of the days before the Soviet occupation of eastern Poland as people lined up at news stands and around broadcasting speakers to get the news arising from charges that Finnish lery had fired on Russian troops shots against the Red army prove incitement to said a resolution passed by ers at the Hammer and Sickle plant largest metallurgical works in Moscow pledging increased duction of national defense rials Evidently the war mongers have lost their heads and forgotten they are dealing with the Soviet Union The mass meetings were throughout the Soviet Union as a result of formal government charges that Finnish artillery had fired on Russian forces in the ingrad area inflicting casualties and of Russian government de- mands that Finnish troops drew without delay from the elian Isthmus frontier The mass meetings in factories universities and military academies were described in official dispatches as showing that mass indignation had swept the Resolutions were passed demanding action that Continued on Page 1 MAN DIES IN GARAGE Norman K Hurlock 63 a delphia cardboard manufacturer was found dead yesterday in the garage in back of his home at 105 North Drexel road North rnink His wife Adelaide who found the body said the garage doors were closed the car lights were on and the motor was running Dr Fred Deardorff said Hurlock had been dead several hours He had written notes to Mrs Hurlock and a son Thomas but police re- fused to divulge their contents Hurlock had bought the home less than a month ago COUNTY FIREMEN MEET AT MARPLE The monthly of the aware County Association will be held tonight at town High School with the fighters from more than 60 ies in the county guests of the town Square Fire Company The guest speaker will be Henry of Ridley Park who will have as his subject What Fools We Mortals PA FULL ACT NOT LEGAL HIGH COURT SAYS Unconstitutionality De- cree Affects More Than 40 Railroads Lower Court Sustained Law Violates De- crees Men Hit In a ruling affecting more than 40 railroads operating in vania the State Supreme Court day in Philadelphia branded un- constitutional the 1937 Full Crew Act requiring extra brakemen -on freight trams of more than 50 and passenger trains of more than 10 cars The decision handed down pei curiam or by the court as a whole upholds the Dauphin County Court which found the act last March and writes finis to lation the railroads alleged would cost them millions of dollars a year Affecting some railroad ers the decision was made in a suit brought by the Pennsylvania road which contended that to put the act into operation would cost ii mor than unions which argued that mer are needed on the trains as a safety measure disputed this figure and set the amount at Suits similar to the had been filed by other railroad throughout the State The Supreme Court upheld con- tentions of Pennsylvania Railroad counsel that the act is illegal be- cause it violates interstate commerce laws and due process provision of the state and constitutions The railroad also contended that additional men are unnecessary foi safety of passengers because improvements in ing already have reduced accidents The appeal was brought to the State Supreme Court by the Public Utility Commission together with the Brotherhood of Railroad men which averred that Judge John E Fox of Dauphin county erred in ruling the act unconstitutional in the lower court The Dauphin County Court found that six sections of the act had no reasonable relation to the safety of railway employes or passengers and that the requirements of the tions being oppressive unreasonable and arbitrary were unconstitutional in their application to the vania Company YOUNGSTERS HELD IN SEVERAL THEFTS FINED Louis Penn 24 of East Thompson street Philadelphia was fined and costs along with three ions by Magistrate George ley of township early Their car ran off Fourth avenue near Shawnee avenue Lester and went into a ditch Unable to get it out they were trying to start up the coal truck of Daniel Fortee so they could tow their car back to the road when Fortee awoke and called police The youths were still trying to get the truck started when the officers arrived and arrested them They were charged with disorderly conduct FOUND DEAD IN CELLAR A man who was later identified as John Carr about 50 of 240 Patterson street was found dead from cold and illness in the cellar of the home of Sherman Oakley at 1718 West Seventh street at 6.15 a m today Patrolmen Talbot and Gill placed the body in the hands of Deputy Coroner George J White An effort was being made today by the office of the deputy coroner to reach relatives of the dead man in Philadelphia Liner Pilsudski Visited Phila In Spring of 1938 Sunk off the coast of England in the current European war the Polish luxury liner Pilsudski was remembered locally today as the first ship flying the Polish flag ever to sail up the Delaware An object of great Polish tional pride on her maiden age to New York in 1935 the Pilsudski passed Chester en route to Philadelphia on a voyage in March 938 More than persons including many of Polish birth or descent viewed the liner as she lay at her Delaware river pier found a solution today to a series of breaking and entry and robbery cases and incidents of serious vandalism when they a seventeen year old Negro and three other Negro boys of juvenile age The youth questioned was arrested ay Detectives Hardman Dunlap and Cauley He is William Mercer of he 700 block West Front street and he others who were picked up by he same detectives and lodged in the Juvenile Detention House are James Young William Young and John Williams all age 15 Police were put on the trail of the group when Patrolman son turned over to them a faded green baseball cap which was dropped by John Williams when Richardson gave chase recently as he found the group committing in a service station where they had forced entry Cases traced to the youthful band some committed by the whole group and others by various members in- cluded the breaking into and bery of a drug store at Third and Pusey streets vandalism and forced entrance in a filling station at ond and Lloyd streets the tion of property and equipment in- side the StaiT School where en- trance was and the theft of a bicycle from the rear yard of a home at 212 Pusey street U S SELLS MORE PRODUCTS ABROAD Washington Nov The Commerce Department announced today that despite the war the United States sold 14 per cent more abroad and bought 19 per cent more from foreign countries in October than in September Exports in October totaled 18 per cent over the same month last year Imports valued at in October were up 21 per cent compared with October 1938 The United States had a able trade balance of for the first 10 months this year against in the 1938 period The 10 months exports taled a decrease of Imports amounted to an increase of over the first 10 months last year BOYS CLUB AUXILIARY A meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Chester Boys Club will be held this afternoon at 2.30 o'clock in the library of the clubhouse Front street and Concord avenue Mrs J H Gordon McConechy of Swarthmore president of the will conduct the meeting BOLAND TO RUN AGAIN Scranton Pa Nov Congressman P J Boland ton majority whip of the House of Representatives today announced his candidacy for re-election He is seeking his sixth term in office U S TREASURY BALANCE Washington Nov 27 INS Treasury balance November 24 internal revenue customs receipts receipts expenditures FIRE IN CHURCH Fire today caused slight damage to St Simeon's Protestant Episcopal Church in North Philadelphia Firemen quenched flames In a pile of rubbish EVERY EVENING EXCEPT SUNDAY PRICE THREE CENTS BIG POLISH LINER SUNK The biff liner Pilsudski above former Polish passenger ship which visit eel Philadelphia in March nnd was hv was sunk by a mine late night on the North Sea with a loss of lives Chester SCHOOLS OPEN No New Cases of Scarlet Fever Here Upland Ban Still On LAST MINUTE NEWS RACING RESULTS School bells summoned mately pupils in the public and parochial schools of the city lo their studies today after a which began on November 14 when a ban was placed on schools and other youth activities to combat the spread of scarlet fever cases The quarantine was lifted as a result of a conference of health officials on Saturday morning in which a survey of the situation showed no new outbreaks of the di- sease since last Tuesday Motion picture theatres and all other ering places of youth were o children under 16 yesterday foi he first time since the quarantine went into effect and Sunday school Masses also resumed yesterday Child Health Centers were re- opened today Reports of Public Health Officer Timothy McCarey today showed the total cases on record in the city are 49 with no new outbreaks since last Tuesday Cases are stead- ly going out of quarantine and will thus soon reduce the situation to normal One such case went out of quarantine today reducing the total of Saturday In the Borough of Upland the schools remained closed today as the situation had not shown enough improvement according to public officials to warrant a removal of he quarantine MEDIA MAN DIES FROM BULLET The lifeless form of David S Snyder was found by his brother William yesterday afternoon sprawled upon the floor of a second story bedroom in David's home at Washington and Leiper streets Media William Snyder was visiting his brother who lives alone in the house at Washington and Leiper streets He found the front and rear doors and received no answer to lis knocking Pie obtained a ladder rom an adjacent house and climbed o the second story window As he looked in the window he aw his brother lying upon the floor vith blood stains beneath his head Snyder summoned Dr I I ons of Media and together they the house and found that he man had died by a gunshot vound fired by his own hand The lullet had pierced his temple and revealed that he had dead for about three days The body was placed in the care if Deputy Coroner Joseph E Quinby GOODWILL FLIERS HOME FROM BRAZIL Washington Nov but ne of seven army flying esses had completed today a nile round-trip goodwill flight to Rio de Janeiro Brazil Six of the planes landed at Boiling ield last night The seventh which vas forced down at Jacksonville yesterday because of gasoline rouble will complete the trip today The fliers brought back with them ix Brazilian officers who will study nd inspect American military air- raft equipment and bases JOHN OGDEN AT KI WANTS John Ogden of Swarthmore new to Gerry Nugent ent of the Philadelphia National eague baseball team will be the peaker at the Kiwanis meeting on Wednesday noon at the Y W C building Seventh and Sproul treets President Nugent will also e present at the meeting which is n charge of John C Bergdoll C OF C DIRECTORS President Albert R Granger of he Delaware County Chamber of Commerce has called a meeting of he Board of Directors of the rare County Chamber of Commerce o be held at the Chester Club on Thursday November 30 at m Peter and Polly In Them In the Times The first chapter of Peter and Polly in Toyland a new strip drawn lor the Chester Times by Howard Boughner appears on page 14 of today's paper Of especial Interest to kiddies and to adults too the new strip will appear in the Times every day until Just before the arrival of Santa Claus In Chester as an- other addition to the big funnies section It will deal with the ad- ventures of Peter and Polly tle twins in the land where toys are made At mile 111 7.50 7.20 -1.90 Tell Me Wells 15.50 Chief 111 Time Also Hazel War Storminess Nick 1 miles Knight's Sox 112 G Smith 11.10 5.10 White Eye 108 Wells 3.00 Sir Khayyam 113 Mattison Time Also Scout Minor Drosera Extra Good Yankee Lud Sun Pascua Sunny Bowie daily double 1 2 paid FINLAND ASKS JOINT OF KILLINGS London Nov Finnish government has de- to to the Soviet Union thai a joint commission be named to investigate the incident in which four Soviel soldiers were reported killed by Finnish artillery ire cording to an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Finland the dispatch added is continuing to maintain that the asserted incident is unknown lo the government which finds no reason to comply with Soviet request for of Finnish troops from the frontier BRITAIN BLAMED FOR ANTI-SOVIET ACTIVITY London Nov Russia is demanding that Great Britain immediately cease anti-Soviet activity in Finland tho Balkans the Near East inul the Far East it was in London today Revelation of the Soviet attitude was made by a spokesman for the Soviet Embassy in disclosing that Viscount Halifax British Foreign Minister had summoned Soviet ador Ivan Maisky to a conference in the foreign ANOTHER CRAFT HITS MINE London Nov wore launched along northeastern coast of Kent tonight in lo an from an unidentified vessel which struck a mine KUHN JURY WILL PONDER FIVE COUNTS New York Nov Sessions Court Judge James G Wallace denied a series of mistrial motions in the Kuhn grand larceny trial today and announced he would to the jury five counts on which the German-American Bund leader if convicted could be sentenced lo a maximum of 22 years in prison In a stormy session preceding the judge in the jury's absence accused defense counse Peter L F tino of trying to goad the court into action to bring about a trinl At the proper he told I will deal with you on that score STEAMER SERVICE HAS BEEN HALTED Brussels Nov service between Ostend Belgium and Dover England was at a standstill today owing to fied mine and U-boat warfare In adjacent waters The tug arrived al with the captain and five crew members rescued from an unarmed collier sunk by a mine in the English channel with a loss of five lives London Nov officials have received no word since Tuesday from 13 crew members of the British trawler William who took to lifeboats when the vessel was sunk by German submarine it was revealed today UP Admits Aiding in of Gas Station in Fifth Ward Harry Silvey eur man was in the hands of the ponce today and was held without bail for a further hearing pending the of a companion with whom he having staged a holdup at 6 a m on n a gasoline filling station at Tenth street and Morton avenue In the holdup the pair robbed the station of at gunpoint and threatened the attendant Thomas Taylor they left the station ng him not to give an alarm Silvey age 24 gave his address in the 300 block West Third street The youthful bandit walked Into jolice headquarters and surrendered to Captain Desmond and Sergeant and was placed n a cell by Patrolman Toole Under questioning by Police In- spector George J Feeney Silvey full story of the Incident of Saturday morning The Inspector said that Silvey told of planning the theft as his first venture In crime Continued on Page 3 PRIVATE JOBS CUT WPA LIST IN COUNTY Reading Pa Nov eastern Pennsylvania counties have been forced to delay opening any new WPA projects because private industry is absorbing men so fast Regional Director E Kaye Hunter announced today No men are available in Berks Montgomery Delaware Bucks caster or Northampton counties he said Numerous projects would be ready for approval at a moment's notice but since there arc no men available it is useless Lo act on these he said In Reading top-ranking ment center of the district Hunter expects to place 225 men within the next 10 days he said In rural Berks county all new jobs have been cancelled due to the labor shortage HINT FIREBUGS IN Barn of Estate of Mrs Earle and Dwelling Burn at Same Time The possibility of a be- ing responsible for two disastrous blazes in township last night was being Investigated by firemen from that area today At n o'clock Square and Broomall companies were summoned when a large barn on the estate of Mrs George H Earle Jr mother of the former governor caught fire and was de- The barn was located on Earie lane two miles north of town Square John H Hunter 2d occupant of a near It discovered the flames Damage was set at including the and stored In the building Before the firemen had gotten back to stations an alarm was sent in wher a dwelling at West Chester pike and four miles away was found ablaze The place was destroyed damage amounting to J 3 Lafean was the occupant Firemen were suspicious of a CO 1000 Association Members Partake of Feast at Prospect Park t j Give to the world your best and I the world will you its j the advice John C of j gave volunteer firemen at the fourteenth banquet of the Delaware County Firemen s Association held Saturday night In the Masonic Hall Lincoln avenue opposite Ninth avenue Prospect Park He then stressed the value of friendship the subject on which his topic was built in accomplishing this end nnd explained In detail the ideals which lie thought brought about the result is as rare as being among a group of friends he who are having a good time and ing There is no phy to friendship neither Is there nny longitude or latitude it is found not only In our own country but throughout the world He hen made reference to the group singing of the song God Bless America and said he was im- pressed with rendition nnd then It Is a privilege to live under the Stars and Stripes where wo are allowed to worship our God according to our own wishes to work us we like conduct our on 1 NEW OVERCOATS FOR CITY POLICE Police who have been shivering anti shaking for the several weeks facing the wintry weather cither without overcoats In the case of newer men or with the old blue overcoats of former Issue from the appearance of their smart new gray uniforms will shortly be fully equipped in Oily Council met in special sion on Saturday and approved award of a contract for the facture of 12 gray overcoats for the force In return for the payment of which Is the bid price of Jacob Reed's Sons of Philadelphia Other bids were furnished by N Snelleiibnrg and Co of Philadelphia and William Bell of this Tests were made of samples submitted by bidding firms The new coats will be long and closely fitted to permit the wearing of the Sam Browne belts outside the overcoats The police were asked to vote upon whether they desired short coats full length coats or length military coats The long coals won out WEST FRONT AGAIN REPORTED UPON Rerlin Nov were no worthwhile operations on the Western Front except weak cal artillery the high command's communique slated day Paris Nov war communique No ICO stated Nothing of Importance to report during the REPORTS Alex 108 Third street sought the assistance of police yesterday In an effort to cate his son Pete age 14 who left home after a disagreement with member of family and failed to return on Saturday night The missing boy was described as 5 feet tall weighing 130 pounds with glasses and curly black hair Police of Delaware have been notified in the event that the boy would visit relatives in New Del ORDER SIGNED FOR BLOCKADE IN NAVAL WAR King George of Britain Formally sues Decree Against German Ex- ports as Toll of Ships Reaches 22 Sunk Crippled or Missing in otic Week-End Over 350 Lives Pilsudski Gone London Nov George signed an lor a blockade on German exports today climaxing a week-end of furious sen warfare storms that piled up a Loll ot 22 ships sunk crippled or missing at a cost ol more than 350 lives The King hold a council in Buckingham Palace to sign the order which goes into effect in the Gazette tomorrow empowering the British navy to seize German-made goods from any neutral ship in retaliation for Germany's unrestricted mine warfare In the chaotic week-end at sea Great Britain had been hardest hit but the Germans had lost two ships to their own mines to British warships and one to the storms of the British casualties to be revealed was the freighter ston Grange tons of the Houlder Line It was sunk in the Atlantic it was announced today cause was not given It was said that no lives were lost Later It was said that the Royston Orange had been attacked and that the crew of had reached a British port D N B German news agency said the Royston Grange was torpedoed The week-end loss by war action alone was 15 ships three of them German In the last 10 clays of In- sea warfare at least 42 ships had been sunk by mines and shells In the high command reported that a British disguised as a Dutch freighter had been sunk However British naval circles said today after questioning of the Dutch freighter last week that this was the ship referred to by the Germans as a The survivors said that the submarine commander dered the torpedoes after examining the ship's papers and that it was n neutral ship bound for a neutral Norwegian port The losses reported today included the German merchantman Borkum on Vage 4 PUPILS UPTOWN BLAZE A fire slightly damaged the roof and of the old Powell school building Eighteenth nnd Upland at 12.30 p m today Dis- firemen extinguished the blaze while Smedley students returning trom the luncheon recess watched The two-story building now used as a boys club headquarters franklin firemen were sent to extinguish a field fire on the upper side of Chester creek In the rear of Ninth street this afternoon ROTARY SPEAKER Rev Daniel W of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Willow Grove will be speaker morrow at thi weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chester His topic will be The Challenge of an Unfinished Task Chairman of the program Is Robert Bernhardt Interest in the Annual Roll Call ol the Red Cross Business men of Chester are ins n kuen Interest In assisting the annual Roll Call ot the Chester American Red Cross which will concluded on November 30 The spirit of co-operation is of the fact Unit the business men fully realise the work which the Heel Cross accomplishing within the community and much oi which reverts to the Interests of retail trade The members of the Chester ness Men's Association are striving to support the Roll Call with 100 per cent membership among the employes in the trades and to accomplish this the president Edwin M Fried has appointed a lo work with the Roll Call contact groups The business men have been to canvass the districts in the vicinity of their respective places of business The district on Edgmont avenue and street from Seventh to Ninth streets hns been given to W J ana Carl A Doubet Joseph will contact those having places of business on avenue from Sixth to streets Joseph J limn 1 ROLLS DECREASE Continued on Page 5 Same Bandit Robs Darby Gas Station 3d Time In Year A lone Negro bandit held up a gasoline station at Eleventh and Main streets Darby for the third time in the lust year al G a m yesterday Fred 22 of HOO nut street Darby the attendant on duty told police that it was the same Negro who had robbed him on two other occasions Thn bandit was a big man and had a fairly light complexion he said Carrying a shotgun the thug ordered into the washroom while ne robbed the cash register Then he made the remove his overalls and took what money was In the pockets His loot amounted to Darby police made an search for the bandit and broadcast his description to other radio cars relief rolls con- to drop with the state rolls according to Howard L Russell secretary of public assistance at today as the records show a drop of 1C cases in the county The record shows that IS cases were opened and 01 were closed making the total of 10 dropped or a reduction In case load of one per cent of the opening cases 10 were attributed to loss of private ment to lass of WPA ment seven to the cessation of Unemployment Compensation and 14 for unspecified reasons Of the closing cases private em- ployment absorbed 20 WPA took over 24 two were removed because of the reception of unemployment compensation and 15 others were dropped for reasons not tabulated Eighty-six applications were re- from the county during the week In question which ended November IB There arc cases rolls at present or an persons ing net expenditures for assistance grants of MINE DAMAGES GERMAN CANAL North Denmark Nov 27 large mine which ex- on the west coast of Jutland last caused heavy damage to the entrance of the canal II today A ment of the mine pierced the wall of a house a half mile away UNKNOWN MAN Samuel of 1014 street was treated nt the Chester Hospital on Saturday night or a stab wound of the left shoulder He told police that he had been at- at Ninth street and Central avenue by an unidentified assailant He was discharged after treatment Times Year Book Questions How Well DoTou Know Your City and Topics of Times A United States attorney says 95 per cent of all lotteries in this country are fakes It seems the first bit of luck you must have Is to get a genuine ticket A New York state resident went squirrel hunting and bagged a key instead With everything else mixed up in the world there's ing mysterious about that A truck crashed in California and pounds of sugar were strewn over the highway Spectators stood around waiting for a strawberry truck to come along Alabama's pig crop this year is the biggest in years We're going to get our ham and eggs after all Each golfer in a friendly ome in Illinois turned in an 89 on iis card Maybe they were too friendly The Weather Washington Nov Kastern Mostly cloudy tonight and Tuesday Little change in temperature Western Pennsylvania Fair night and Tuesday Warmer tonight except near Lake Eric Warmer Tuesday in south portion In Today's CHESTER How long does the season of the Rose Tree Fox Hunting Club Page nti What are the state colors and i what Is the motto of the wealth of 137 Where may applications for be obtained by residents of Delaware 150 At what time will the sun rise on Christmas Day 20 Approximately how many lives were lost in Chester during the In- epidemic of 23 Page Amusements 4 Answers to Questions G Bedtime Story 15 Bridge IQ 14 15 16 17 Crossword Puzzle 15 Deaths 2 6 Fiction 10 Financial 14 10 In Hollywood 9 In Few York 9 Marriage Licenses 4 Radio Time Table n Serial Story IQ Society News 8 Sports K Stamps 3 The Game of Politics n Thirty Years Ago tj Women's 0 30
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